Next Wave X

In collaboration with Next Wave, we invite Australia’s emerging and early career artists to be a part of our co-commission project, Next  Wave X.

Next Wave will bring together the new generation of Australian artists with some of Australia’s most exciting industry partners, including Vitalstatistix, to realise their ambitious project for Next Wave Festival 2020.

These co-commissions will include funding and expert mentorship, with a number also including multiple presentation opportunities, facilitating successful candidates with the resources and unparalleled artist support to present on a national stage, without creative compromise.

Together we provide opportunities to work in iconic and unusual spaces, and reach artist communities across the country, ensuring Next Wave Festival 2020 will hold its place as the most dynamic national showcase of emerging artists and creative risk-taking.

For more information

Come along to our briefing session to hear more about the program and ask all your burning questions!

Tuesday 5 February, 6pm
Waterside Workers Hall, 11 Nile Street,
Port Adelaide.


Access: If you require access services for this information session, please notify us seven days prior to the event by contacting or identifying your requirements when registering.

How to apply

All applicants for Next Wave Festival 2020 will automatically be considered for Next Wave X.

To be considered for the Next Wave X, you must apply for Next Wave Festival 2020. Our Curatorial Advisory Committee will consider all applications and tailor the support appropriate for each project.




Project Dates

Applications open Monday 14 January - Sunday 24 February